Valley Race Park
Valley Race Park is an 80-acre facility in Harlingen, Texas. It is home to both greyhound racing and year round simulcasting of horse and dog racing.
Valley Race Park takes an active part in promoting greyhound racing by the best Texas-breds through its hosting of, among others, the Texas-Bred Weekly Spotlight Series that includes the Laguna Madre Stakes and the Santa Ana Stakes.
Valley Race Park features a 91,000 square foot building with a terraced seating and table area, a main floor for simulcasting, clubhouse restaurant and bar and party rooms. In addition, the facility houses party suites and a top level party and banquet room for nearly 300 guests.
It also has 18 kennels with space for 1,080 greyhounds.
Valley Race Park was previously known as Valley Greyhound Park. It was originally owned by the Ladbroke Corporation which began racing in 1990.
In 2000, Sam Houston Race Park, a thoroughbred racetrack in Houston, bought and renamed the venue as Valley Race Park. Thousands turned out on opening night, March 17, 2000 even though it was only for simulcasting.
Valley Race Park is located just a few minutes away from Harlingen Valley's International Airport. Harlingen Valley's location makes it an ideal place for visitors to experience the unique charms of both Texan and Mexican cultures. Accommodations are numerous and there are lots of fun-filled activities that visitors can engage in.